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October 31, 1963 |
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
(m.1990–2007, 1 child)
(2008-present; 2 children)
Mulroney was born in Alexandria, Virginia. His mother, Ellen, was a housewife and amateur actress originally from Manchester, Iowa, and his father, Michael Mulroney, was a law professor (and amateur racecar driver) at Villanova University School of Law, originally from Elkader, Iowa. He has a sister, Moira, and three brothers, Conor, Kieran (who is also an actor), and Sean. Moira formerly worked in the Philadelphia DA's office as an assistant district attorney and later at WXPN, an FM radio station in Philadelphia, but now works elsewhere in the non-profit industry. Some of Mulroney's ancestors immigrated from County Donegal and County Mayo in Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine; he is of mostly Irish descent, with more distant German ancestry. Mulroney attended Maury Elementary School and played cello in school and city youth orchestras, as well as acting in children's community theater. Mulroney attended the Interlochen Arts Camp as a cellist. He later attended T. C. Williams High School (grad. 1981) as well as Northwestern University (grad. 1985) in Evanston, Illinois, where he was a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Most of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. Mulroney has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend's Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. He is probably best known for his western roles as either an outlaw or gunman. Mulroney co-starred in the 1988 western Young Guns, for which he is possibly best known, in which he played "Dirty Steve" alongside Emilio Estevez, and in 1994 he starred with Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw, which has since become a cult classic among western genre fans. Mulroney also played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. He first gained critical acclaim in the film Longtime Companion, portraying a young man with HIV during the early days of the outbreak of the virus, who becomes the first of his group of friends to succumb to the disease. He was also in the ensemble film The Family Stone starring Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2005, he played a "date-for-hire" character alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date. He was also in the movie Abduction as Martin Price.
Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series, Friends. His character dated Rachel for one episode but they broke up when it became too complicated between them because of Ross. In 1993, he wrote the song "Someone Else's Used Guitar" for Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love. Mulroney also had a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside. Mulroney also is credited as a song performer on the movie and for four other tunes, as well as acting in the movie. In 2007, Mulroney voiced Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the animated series The Batman in the season 5 episode "Ring Toss". He occasionally reads stories on the WBEZ Chicago Public Radio radio. In 2012, Mulroney played the love interest of Zooey Deschanel, Russell, in the Fox series New Girl. In 2013, he portrayed the titular starring role in the psychotronic horror film The Rambler, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Mulroney married actress Catherine Keener in 1990 after they met in 1987 when filming Survival Quest. The couple separated in May 2005 and filed for divorce June 11, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was final on December 19, 2007. They have a son named Clyde Keener Mulroney (born June 21, 1999).
Mulroney is an accomplished cellist, and in 2005 appeared alongside Boyd Tinsley for Alanis Morissette's show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. He played cello in the song "Place Your Hand" from Melissa Etheridge's 1992 album Never Enough, on the EP for Rain Phoenix's band papercranes, and on the score to Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Mulroney (cello and mandolin) and his brother Kieran (violin and accordion) were both members of the punk-folk band Low and Sweet Orchestra which included members of The Pogues and The Circle Jerks. He is now a member of Cranky George, together with his brother and James Fearnley of the Pogues.
|1986||The Drug Knot||TV movie|
|1986||Sin of Innocence||Tim McGary||TV movie|
|1987||High School and Pregnant||Bobby||TV movie|
|1987||Long Gone||Jamie Weeks||TV movie|
|1988||Young Guns||Dirty Steve Stephens|
|1989||Staying Together||Kit McDermott|
|1989||Unconquered||Richmond Flowers Jr.||TV movie|
|1990||Bright Angel||George||Won special jury prize for acting at Torino International Festival of Young Cinema|
|1991||Career Opportunities||Nestor Pyle|
|1992||Where the Day Takes You||King|
|1992||Samantha||Henry||Mulroney is featured playing the cello|
|1993||Point of No Return||J. P.|
|1993||The Thing Called Love||Kyle Davidson|
|1994||Silent Tongue||Reeves McCree|
|1994||Bad Girls||Josh McCoy|
|1994||There Goes My Baby||Pirate|
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Mr. Bomman (Roger's Dad)|
|1994||The Last Outlaw||Eustis|
|1995||How to Make an American Quilt||Sam|
|1995||Living in Oblivion||Wolf||Also associate producer|
|1996||The Trigger Effect||Joe|
|1996||Kansas City||Johnny O'Hara|
|1996||Box of Moon Light||Wik|
|1996||Bastard Out of Carolina||Lyle Parsons|
|1997||My Best Friend's Wedding||Michael O'Neal|
|1999||Goodbye Lover||Jake Dunmore|
|2000||Where the Money Is||Wayne|
|2001||The Safety of Objects||Jim Train|
|2001||Lovely & Amazing||Kevin McCabe|
|2002||About Schmidt||Randall Hertzel|
|2002||Friends||Gavin Mitchell||TV series: 3 episodes|
|2004||Hair High||Rod||Voice only|
|2005||The Wedding Date||Nick Mercer|
|2005||Must Love Dogs||Bob Connor|
|2005||The Family Stone||Everett Stone|
|2006||Griffin & Phoenix||Henry Griffin|
|2007||Dante's Inferno||Dante||Voice only|
|2007||Zodiac||Captain Marty Lee|
|2007||Georgia Rule||Dr. Simon Ward|
|2008||Burn After Reading||Star of "Coming Up Daisy"|
|2008||The Memory Keeper's Daughter||Dr. David Henry||TV movie|
|2008||Flash of Genius||Gil Previck|
|2010||Inhale||Paul Stanton||Also known as Run for Her Life|
|2011||J. Edgar||Colonel Schwarzkopf|
|2011||Silent Witness||Tony Lord||TV movie|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||Neal Phillips|
|2012||Big Miracle||Colonel Scott Boyer|
|2012||New Girl||Russell||4 episodes|
|2012||Trade of Innocents||Alex Becker|
|2012||Saturday Night Live||Himself||Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo|
|2013||Space Warriors||Andy Hawkins||Filming|
|2013||The Rambler||The Rambler|
|2013||August: Osage County (film)||Steve Heidebrecht|
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